A twist of FATE in the big easy
Kwiatek is an elected official himself, and has his own investigators on staff. He ultimately gets the say on what gets prosecuted in court and what doesn’t, giving him a good deal of power in his own right. He’s not a fan of Lambert, is at best neutral to the Mayor’s office, and the Black Hand hasn’t come up with a fat enough bribe to buy him off—yet. That said, Kwiatek has his sights set on the state senate or higher, so he considers his moves carefully to avoid alienating any potential influential allies down the road.